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Visit Nepal 2020 - Transforming Nepal into Tourist Hub

Visit Nepal 2020

‘Visit Nepal 2020,’ is a tourism campaign and a brainchild of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Tourism Board. The campaign is set to usher into the country two million tourists by the end of the year 2020. The objective of the campaign is to promote ‘Destination Nepal’ and Destination In The World among international travelers.

Additionally, the campaign also seeks to engage more locals in the field of tourism and improve livelihoods. This will be achieved through the introduction of new tourism products and tourism activities. The government believes the launch of this ambitious campaign will lead to the creation of around one million jobs in the tourism sector. To promote ‘Visit Nepal 2020’, promotional campaigns will be run in major international cities.

The government plans to align with the private sector, airlines and national and international organizations to implement this campaign. Established tourism brands and other sub-brands will be roped in for promotion and marketing.


As part of the tourism year 2020 campaign, the government plans to develop new tourism products. These will be divided into five major product clusters – Culture, People and Heritage; Cities and Leisure; Outdoor and Adventure; Religion and Pilgrimage; and Nature and wildlife. One district in each region and an ecological belt will be selected as a tourism hub of that region. Potential tourism sites around these hubs will be identified, developed and promoted. Home-stays and community-based tourism products will also get the much needed promotional boost.

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To move visit nepal 2020 campaign forward, top priority has been given to infrastructural development. The government plans to improve air connectivity by building two new international airports. Plans to bring two new international airports - Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahwa and Pokhara International Airport in Pokhara into operation are in the offing. Construction work is going on in full swing to complete these two airports at the earliest. Airports in the mountainous areas and Tribhuvan International Airport are also being upgraded. 

The services of national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation will be strengthened with the addition of more aircraft in its fleet. Overland transportation network linking Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China will also see a marked improvement. To improve the service standards among service providers, training and capacity building programs will be conducted.

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The Ministry of Tourism is also planning to upgrade Nepal Academy of Tourism Hotel Management (NATHM) into a full-fledged university. NATHM is one of the most popular governmental institutions imparting training in tourism and hotel management. This step has been taken to meet the growing demand of trained manpower in the tourism sector. Targeting the new generation of travelers who are tech-savvy, the government is utilizing the internet and travel guide apps to the maximum. Steps are being taken to make popular public areas wi-fi free zones in the capital Kathmandu. To endorse this campaign, new events and festivals will be held in different parts of the country.

Attractive off-season trek and tour packages will be introduced to encourage tourists to visit the country even during the lean seasons.

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What can you expect if you visit Nepal during the year 2020? 

The government will be offering promotional discounts and running various contests (prizes include free air tickets, tour packages etc.). You can be a part of this and win freebies. New trekking routes will be introduced. Many cultural fests and events will be held. Be a part of these cultural extravaganzas and ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ for an enriching experience. Visit nepal 2020 lifetime experience, Plan your trip with us.


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  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Wed Jun 13, 2018

About Author

Naba Raj Amgai, stepped into the world of travel and tourism in 1996. He is Founder and Managing Director of Third Rock Adventures.

Beginning his journey in the tourism industry as a humble Porter Guide to founding hospitality establishments and an adventure travel company, he has come a long way.

In a career spanning more than two decades, he has achieved more than anybody dreams of achieving. Along with his professional achievements, his selfless contribution towards his community and society has won him a lot of accolades and praises.

Having dedicated more than two decades in the tourism and hospitality sector, he has amassed a wealth of experience.

After passing high school, he began helping out some trekking guides and was soon recruited as a porter guide at a reputed trekking agency. Within a short time, he was individually guiding clients across the well-known trails of the Himalayas.

He went on to lead tour groups on multi-country tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Being a part of mountain climbing expeditions familiarised him with expedition logistics and operations. Later on, he went to become the Executive Director and took over the reins of Operations, Sales and Marketing departments. Spending several years in the tourism field has made Naba Raj Amgai a destination expert.

Travelling is his passion and he has been to many countries across the world – USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Holland, Germany, Austria and many parts of Asia.

His journeys to different parts of the world have enriched his travel experience and knowledge. This experience has been instrumental in planning and organizing successful trips for several clients.

As of today many reputed travel companies, hotels and restaurants are under his leadership. A dynamic and proactive leader, he continues to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life.


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Visit Nepal 2020
Denielle Charles | Fri Aug 10, 2018

Targeting the new generation of travelers who are tech-savvy, the government is utilizing the internet and travel guide apps to the maximum. Steps are being taken to make popular public areas wi-fi free zones in the capital Kathmandu. To endorse this campaign, new events and festivals will be held in different parts of the country. Attractive off-season trek and tour packages will be introduced to encourage tourists to visit the country even during the lean seasons.

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